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Premises for the inclusion of agriculture in the process of Croatian accession to the European Union

In: Croatian Accession to the European Union: Economic and Legal Challenges

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  • Ramona Franic

    (Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb)

  • Tito Žimbrek

    (Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb)

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    The Republic of Croatia, in comparison with most other transitional countries, is late with its preparations for future accession to the EU. The causes of this kind of situation are objectively grounded, the recent historical circumstances, as well as subjective in nature, the slowness and lack of political will to cope with this option. In recent times, particularly after the signing of the SAA, activity has been stepped up. In the adjustment process, Croatia will accept liberalisation of EU products and endeavour to retain certain privileges, depending on the sensitivity of the particular product. Further harmonisation of the agriculture legislation is required, although the major part of Croatian law relating to agriculture contains conditions and key measures found in the secondary legislation of the EU. In the paper, with the use of the methods of economic analysis and indicators of state intervention in agriculture and the costs of domestic resources, an evaluation is made of the advantages and limitations of Croatian agriculture. The results of comparative analysis give a more objective image of the domestic agricultural sector in the international environment. Adjustment of agrarian policy should lead to an improvement in the competitiveness of domestic agriculture and at the same time to a preservation of domestic natural resources.

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  • Katarina Ott (ed.), 2003. "Croatian Accession to the European Union: Economic and Legal Challenges," Books on Croatian accession to the European Union, Institute of Public Finance, volume 1, number 1, October.
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